On her own ground : the life and times of Madam C.J. Walker /

Bundles, a journalist and great-great-granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, offers a lively portrait of an American businesswoman. Walker, the first freeborn child of slaves, rose from poverty to establish a successful hair-care business, became one of the wealthiest women in the U.S., and devoted her... Full description

Main Author: Bundles, A'Lelia Perry.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Washington Square Press, [2002]
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Table of Contents:
  • Biological ancestors of Fairy Mae Bryant
  • Descendants of Owen Breedlove, Sr.
  • Prologue
  • Freedom baby
  • Motherless child
  • Wife, mother, widow
  • St. Louis woman
  • Answered prayers
  • World's fair
  • Westward
  • On the road
  • Bold moves
  • "The salvation of your boys and girls"
  • "I promoted myself ..."
  • Breaking ties, making ties
  • Sweet satisfaction
  • New horizons
  • Black metropolis
  • Southern tour
  • "We whould protest"
  • war abroad, war at home
  • Global visions
  • "I want to live to help my race"
  • A'Lelia Walker: Afterword
  • Epilogue
  • Endnotes
  • Selected bibliography
  • Permissions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index.

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